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Qualcomm, Microsoft to bring ARM notebook back

Apr 28, 14:52

ARM has recently revealed that a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook will be launched in the market by the end of 2017 and some market watchers believe ARM and Microsoft’s partnership is expected to focus on conquering the weakness in software ecosystem and could bring pressure to Intel.

Data is basis for smart factories

Apr 28, 12:10

Smart factories based on Industry 4.0 turn out not only products but also data, and such data can be stored, processed and analyzed to enable factories' management executives to understand production conditions and make cloud computing-based decisions.

Vivotek works with partners to integrate H.265 technology into software

Apr 27, 13:59

Taiwan-based camera product supplier Vivotek has completed integration of its H.265 compression technology with software from 11 designers: Axxonsoft, Genetec, Milestone, Nuuo, Synology, Cathexis, Digifort, Exacq, Luxriot, Macroscop and Mirasys.

Taiwan market: Bank launches AI financial advisory services

Apr 26, 11:34

E.Sun Bank has launched AI (artificial intelligence) ChatBot financial advisory services in the Taiwan market through cooperation with IBM Taiwan and LINE.

Micron, Microsoft announce collaboration

Apr 25, 22:17

Micron Technology and Microsoft have announced a collaboration that aims to address the major challenge of providing trusted computing models for IoT deployments in industrial, automotive and consumer environments. As digitization and adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) for sensors and devices becomes...

HTC announces first grants in VR for Impact program

Apr 25, 15:15

HTC has announced the first grant recipients of its VR for Impact program. The VR for Impact is a US$10 million program designed to drive VR content and technologies to increase awareness and create positive impact in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Amazon opens office in Taiwan to promote B2B online trading

Apr 25, 15:08

Amazon has opened an office in Taipei for Amazon Global Selling, its platform specifically for B2B online sales between manufacturers (sellers) and corporate or institutional buyers, to promote business in the Taiwan market, according to Amazon Global Selling Asia head Cindy Tai.

Amazon Global Selling Asia head Cindy Tai

Taiwan market: Paypal enhances service by disabling domestic payment processing

Apr 21, 12:35

Digital payments platform Paypal has been forced to stop processing domestic payments between accounts registered in Taiwan in order to comply with local laws and regulations. But in a case of taking corporate doublespeak to absurdity the company has attempted to pass off the loss a service as an en...

Kymco unveils Internet of Motorcycles

Apr 21, 12:14

Motorcycle maker Kwang Yang Motor (Kymco) on April 20 unveiled Kymco Noodoe, an in-house-developed Internet of Motorcycles solution at the Motorcycle Taiwan 2017 exhibition taking place in Taipei during April 20-23, and aims to equip every Kymco motorcycle with Kymco Noodoe in five years, according...

China market: Free cloud computing solutions being offered for local government open bids

Apr 17, 21:35

Leading China-based Internet service providers and telecom carriers have offered substantially free hardware/software cloud computing solutions at local governments' open-bid competition for procurement, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Nissan Motor developing self-driving technology

Apr 14, 15:56

Nissan Motor launched new Serena, a sedan car equipped with in-house-developed ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology designed for running in single-lane traffic along highways, in the Japan market in August 2016, and aims to upgrade the autonomous driving level of ProPilot to running in interchangeable-lane...

Spending on cognitive and AI systems in Western Europe is forecast to reach EUR$1.5 billion in 2017, says IDC

Apr 10, 23:46

An update to the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from IDC forecasts Western European revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach EUR$1.5 billion (US$1.59 billion) in 2017, an increase of 40.0% over 2016. Western European spending...

China software revenues top CNY692 billion in January-February, says MIIT

Apr 7, 14:37

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY692.534 billion (US$100.50 billion) in January-February 2017, growing 12.6% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Intel collaborating with Preferred Networks in Japan on deep learning

Apr 7, 14:19

Intel is collaborating with Japan-based Preferred Networks (PFN) on the development of Chainer, PFN's open source framework for deep learning, with the aim of accelerating deep learning performance on general purpose infrastructure powered by Intel.

Insyde swings back to profitability in 4Q16

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:00

UEFI BIOS firmware developer Insyde Software has reported net profits of NT$16 million (US$527,072) for the fourth quarter of 2016, ending three consecutive quarters of losses. However, for all of 2016, the company still recorded a net loss of NT$37 million or NT$0.99 per share.

Competition in AI platform market intensifying

Mar 29, 15:56

Major chip players, including Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm and AMD, have all stepped up their efforts to develop related artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, making the AI market a fierce battlefield in 2017.

HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

Mar 29, 14:00

HTC has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China-based Qingdao Publishing Group to jointly develop a VR education platform targeting China.

HTC upbeat about Vive applications via Viveport in 2017

Mar 28, 15:38

Viveport, A VR platform established by HTC, has attracted registration by more than 20,000 independent VR (virtual reality) application developers, who have together launched about 2,200 applications supporting the HTC Vive, according to Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC China.

The signing of an MOU between HTC and Shenzhen City Government

Asustek plans to spin off AR development team, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 27, 14:10

Asustek Computer plans to spin off its AR/VR development team to become an independent startup, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Jollywiz Digital Technology to tap markets in Southeast Asia

Mar 27, 10:26

Jollywiz Digital Technology, a provider of third-party services for own-brand online sellers mainly in the China and Taiwan markets,as well as an operator of online shopping websites mainly in Taiwan, will tap the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand in 2017, according to the company.

Tencent 2016 net profit up 42.4% on year

Mar 24, 10:40

China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, with net profit of CNY41.447 (US$6.24 billion) for 2016 increasing 42.4% on year, according to the company.

Microsoft announces IP licensing program for connected cars

Mar 23, 15:37

The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation. The technology in automobiles that's connected to the Internet and capable of receiving services from the cloud is ushering in a new wave of innovation. In fact, by some estimates, over the next three years, more than 90% of all cars will...

Digitimes Research: DNN-architecture AI widely used in image recognition

Mar 22, 15:33

Artificial intelligence (AI) based on deep neural network (DNN) architecture has been widely used in image recognition and has large potential in autonomous driving, according to Digitimes Research.

Global AR/VR headset market to grow at CAGR of 58% during 2016-2021, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 21, 12:19

Global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021, increasing nearly 10-fold from the 10.1 million units shipped in 2016 and representing a CAGR of 58% across the five-year forecast period, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Global market value for driver sensing systems to soar

Mar 20, 22:10

Along with the fast development of self-driving technology, there will be increased demand for driver sensing systems used to monitor drivers for determining whether they are able to take over driving when self-driving breaks down, with the global market value for such sensing systems used in level...

Advantech offers WISE-PaaS Marketplace

Mar 16, 10:27

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at the ongoing Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany the offering of WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an online store of various software specifically for IoT (Internet of Things) application, through cooperation with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security...

Taiwan startups creating platforms via Microsoft Visual Studio and cloud services

Mar 15, 10:17

Taiwan-based startups Pyramius, Wishing-Soft and Biomdcare are releasing software products designed using Microsoft's Visual Studio and services. To support such demand, Microsoft has released new Virtual Studio software to help developers design apps for iOS and Android via its Universal Windows Platform...

Taiwan forms alliance to promote IoT

Mar 10, 11:17

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has organized Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA), a cross-industry alliance specifically to promote IoT, according to NDC deputy minister and ASVDA CEO Kung Ming-hsin.

Stan Shih, Acer founder and ASVDA honorary president

Taiwan market: SolidWizard to distribute Markforged 3D printing products

Mar 8, 16:05

Taiwan-based SolidWizard Technology, a distributor of Solidworks' 3D CAD design software in the local market, has signed a contract to also distribute Markforged's 3D printing products in Taiwan.

SolidWizard president Hsu Tai-yuan

Advantech offers edge intelligence solution for elevator maintenance

Mar 3, 15:55

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has offered an in-house-developed edge intelligence equipment solution, a cloud computing-based platform to remotely monitor operation of elevators for preventive maintenance to minimize breakdowns and reduce repair cost for and outage of elevators.

Advantech sets up WISE-PaaS Marketplace as IoT application store

Feb 24, 16:46

Industrial computing device maker and solution provider Advantech has established WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an open platform for providing on-demand IoT software solutions, according to the company.

Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital

Feb 24, 15:15

Acer on February 23 announced cooperation with Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan, which will adopt Acer's aBeing Wellness cloud-based health platform for remote tracking and care of chronic patients on a long-term basis, with both sides to further cooperate to develop artificial intelligence...

Acer unveils smart roadside parking management system

Feb 22, 11:07

Acer, Tainan City Government and Tainan University of Technology have jointly unveiled a smart roadside parking management system, according to Acer's e-business group president Ben Wan.

Gamania Digital Entertainment aims at revenues of over NT$10 billion for 2017

Feb 21, 15:51

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment aims to turn its operations from the red in 2016 to profitability in 2017 and has set its target consolidated revenues at over NT$10 billion (US$323 million) for 2017, according to company chairman and CEO Albert Liu.

Gamania Digital Entertainment chairman and CEO Albert Liu

Trend Micro working with NEC on carrier-grade NFV security

Feb 13, 14:59

Trend Micro recently announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems...

Acer to create VR system for National Palace Museum

Feb 9, 14:39

Following its partnership with IMAX over virtual reality experience centers, Acer will cooperate with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to create a VR system for visitors to view the antiques without display cases.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to promote DDoS protection services

Feb 8, 15:18

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will strive to promote multilayer DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services to business clients in 2017, the company has said.

Alibaba sees significant on-year growth in 4Q16

Jan 25, 22:48

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding on January 24 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of CNY53.248 billion (US$7.669 billion), hiking 54% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization)...

Google develops meldCX via cooperation with AOpen

Jan 25, 15:13

Google has offered meldCX, customized software and services to enable Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebook compatibility with retail operators' existing peripheral devices not based on Chrome OS. meldCX was developed through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen, Google's hardware partner.

China software revenues reach CNY4.851 trillion in 2016, says MIIT

Jan 24, 22:00

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY4.851 trillion (US$730.6 billion) in 2016, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global VR production value to take off in 2017, says TCA chairman

Jan 20, 11:55

The global production value of the VR (virtual reality) industry, including VR devices and applications, will stage a major take-off in 2017, according to TH Tung, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

TCA chairman TH Tung

Software distributor GrandTech reports increased earnings for 4Q16

Newswatch - Jan 19, 14:39

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$66.56 million (US$2.107 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 13.4% on quarter and 3% on year. The earnings translated into a pre-tax EPS of NT$1.24 for the quarte...

ITRI unveils robots and drone management solution

Jan 17, 15:36

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a companion robot based on its Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and an ICT (information and communication technology) solution for managing drones.

ITRI-developed Intelligent Vision System robot can play chess

Taiwan market: Foxconn online shopping platform launches video content services

Jan 16, 21:28

A consumer electronics online shopping platform belonging to the Foxconn Group has launched Bandott, a free Android TV 6.0 digital set-top box (STB) integrated with video content services, in the Taiwan market.

China software revenues reach CNY4.313 trillion in January-November, says MIIT

Jan 4, 11:09

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY4.313 trillion (US$649.6 billion) in January-November 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global VR shipments to grow moderately in 2017 due to constrains in hardware, software support

Dec 27, 14:09

Current major VR device players, including Sony, HTC and Oculus, are unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017 due to constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Microsoft unveils BizTalk Server 2016

Dec 23, 15:57

Microsoft on December 22 unveiled BizTalk Server 2016, a platform for automating mission critical business processes and integrating private cloud with public clouds, for launch in the Taiwan market.

By 2019, 20% of user interactions with smartphones will take place via VPAs, says Gartner

Dec 22, 16:02

Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner. Gartner predicts that, by 2019, 20% of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).

Taiwan market: Asustek officially launches Zenbo home service robots

Newswatch - Dec 22, 11:58

Asustek Computer has officially launched its home service robot, the Zenbo, in the Taiwan market. The company will begin to take the first round of pre-orders for the robots on January 1, 2017.

Asustek Zenbo home service robot

NCKU, MediaTek cooperate to help Tainan City in dengue fever control

Dec 19, 12:04

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and MediaTek on December 15 announced cooperation to establish a joint laboratory for smart citywide disease control, with thirr first plan to help the government of Tainan City, southern Taiwan, control dengue fever in the city, according to MediaTek.

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